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October 2021

Northern Protestants – On Shifting Ground: Susan McKay in Conversation with Martin Doyle

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
In-person at The Printworks, Dublin Castle and online, Dublin Castle
Dublin 2, Ireland
Free

Twenty years on from her critically acclaimed book, ‘Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People’, Susan McKay talks again to the Protestant community in Northern Ireland. The book contains interviews with politicians, former paramilitaries, victims and survivors, business people, religious leaders, community workers, young people, writers and others. It tackles controversial issues, such as Brexit, paramilitary violence, the border, the legacy of the Troubles, same-sex marriage and abortion, RHI, and the possibility of a United Ireland, and explores social justice issues and…

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Four Killings – Land, Hunger, Murder & Family in the Irish Revolution: Myles Dungan in Conversation with Catriona Crowe

October 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
In-person at The Printworks, Dublin Castle and online, Dublin Castle
Dublin 2, Ireland
Free

Myles Dungan's family was involved in four violent deaths between 1915 and 1922. Jack Clinton, an immigrant small farmer from County Meath, was murdered in the remote and lawless Arizona territory by a powerful rancher's hired assassin; three more died in Ireland, and each death is compellingly reconstructed in this extraordinary book. Mark Clinton was murdered by a group of agrarian 'bandits' who resented his family's possession of some disputed acres; his killer was tried and executed by the dead…

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Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War – Diarmaid Ferriter in Conversation with Ronan McGreevy

October 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
In-person at The Printworks, Dublin Castle and online, Dublin Castle
Dublin 2, Ireland
Free

At the end of the Irish War of Independence, Dublin signed an unsatisfactory treaty with London, that amongst other things, required oaths of allegiance to the British Empire. To many this was a price worth paying, but for others it was impossible. Very quickly, in 1922 the country collapsed into a cruel civil war that split organisations like Sinn Fein and the IRA, local communities, and families. It was less devastating than some other European civil wars but it left…

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The Irish Assassins – Conspiracy, Revenge and the Murders that Stunned an Empire: Julie Kavanagh in Conversation with Roy Foster

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In-person at The Printworks, Dublin Castle and online, Dublin Castle
Dublin 2, Ireland
Free

On a sunlit evening in l882, Lord Frederick Cavendish and Thomas Burke, Chief Secretary and Undersecretary for Ireland, were ambushed and stabbed to death while strolling through Phoenix Park in Dublin. The murders were carried out by the Invincibles, a militant faction of republicans armed with specially-made surgeon's blades. They ended what should have been a turning point in Anglo-Irish relations. A new spirit of goodwill had been burgeoning between Prime Minister William Gladstone and Ireland's leader Charles Stewart Parnell,…

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Family Tour of Dublinia

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dublinia, St Michaels Hill
Dublin 8, Ireland
Free

Presented by Dublinia. Dublinia, located at the heart of Viking and Medieval Dublin, is a step back in time and a journey through the city as it was back then. Experience what life was like onboard a Viking warship, visit a Viking house, take a trip down a Viking street, and learn of the myths and the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy. Journey through Medieval Dublin and witness the sights, sounds and smells of the busy city, visit…

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If Ever You Go To Dublin Town: Donal Fallon in conversation with Nicola Pierce and Kathryn Milligan

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In-person at The Printworks, Dublin Castle and online, Dublin Castle
Dublin 2, Ireland

Donal Fallon speaks to two writers who have written recent books on the history of Dublin. In O'Connell Street: The History and Life of Dublin's Iconic Street, Nicola Pierce explores the people, the history, the buildings and the stories behind the main street in our capital. Kathryn Milligan's Painting Dublin, 1886-1949: Visualising a Changing City represents the first detailed study of the depiction of Dublin in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art. It demonstrates the important role played by the portrayal and…

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LGBTQ+ and Public History with Sara Phillips, Richard O’Leary, Maurice J Casey and Kate Drinane

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In-person at The Printworks, Dublin Castle and online, Dublin Castle
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Across the island of Ireland, much work has been done to collect and share the stories of LGBTQ+ lives. This panel brings together practitioners who have worked on LGBTQ+ in public history to discuss their work - from grassroots projects to archives and museums. Sara Phillips (Chair) Sara R Phillips is a Trans activist working globally. She has been involved with trans activism for over 25 years. She is currently in her 9th year as Chair of the Board of…

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‘If she was a man she would have been shot’, Women, Surveillance, and Punishment during the Irish War of Independence

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, Online Only + Google Map

In this online event, Dr Mary McAuliffe looks at Republican surveillance of and acts of gendered violence against women, including forcible haircutting and other sexualised assaults, threatening letters, battery and abductions during the War of Independence. Using her research in multiple archives, she will analyse the specific types of violence and intimidation experienced by civilian women during this period, their impacts and legacies, as well as the long historical silence about this. Dr Mary McAuliffe is a historian and Director…

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George III – The Life and Reign of Britain’s Most Misunderstood Monarch: Andrew Roberts in Conversation with Lisa Marie Griffith

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

George III, Britain's longest-reigning king, has gone down in history as 'the cruellest tyrant of this age'. Andrew Roberts's new biography takes entirely the opposite view. It portrays George as intelligent, benevolent, scrupulously devoted to the constitution of his country and (as head of government as well as head of state) navigating the turbulence of eighteenth-century politics with a strong sense of honour and duty. He was a devoted husband and family man, a great patron of the arts and…

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Historical Language and Terminology and the History of Mental Illness

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

Presented by Grangegorman Histories. Grangegorman Histories present an online panel discussion exploring the historical origins and evolution of the language and terminology associated with mental illness. This event will examine how archivists, historians and others working to preserve and share these important histories navigate this historical language in the contemporary context. The discussion will also explore the impact of language, particularly in terms of challenging stigma and supporting equality in our society. Please note the new date for this event,…

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